Using quarantine time, Likhamaram (Lakhan) Jangid, a Pune and Ahmadnagar based miniature artist created an exquisite artwork, awaiting registration as the tiniest statue in the Guinness Book of World Records.
PUNE: 3 × 1-millimeter size idol of Lord Vitthal, 1 millimeter, lotus flower, Shivling, and a human statue. In addition, 40 types of carpentry equipment that can fit on the palm of the hand. This subtle work of art was done by Likharam Jangid, a miniature artist based in Pune and Ahmednagar. He has done this to register a name in the Guinness Book of World Records. He created these arts using lockdown time.
He carved wood with tools like needles to make the idol of the Vitthal god. This sculpture is so tiny that it was made with the help of three microscope convex lenses to make it.
Due to the lockdown, all work ceased and Likhamaram and his associates had to return to their hometown of Rajasthan. After moving there, he started making subtle artifacts and other tools using his 14-day quarantine time with his skilled hands. He made over 40 tools using stainless steel, brass, and wood. All tools can be placed on the paws of the hand, they are still usable despite being so small size.
Likharam’s grandfather was also a skilled artisan and his father is also a skilled artisan. He has inherited this art heritage. He was an expert in painting and fine workmanship since childhood. In 1997, he was successful in the national level competition, but as the situation did not improve, he left school after 12th standard and came to Maharashtra for a living. Lakhan has learned a lot in painting and sculpture from the famous painter Pramod Kamble, giving his art a new dimension.
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